Visiting Assistant Professor - Philosophy and Religion
Humanities & Arts Department
Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Humanities and Arts Department invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy and Religion for the 2023-2024 academic year, beginning in August 2023. We are seeking someone to complement our existing faculty strengths and interests which include critical animal theory, political philosophy, environmental philosophy, Chinese and Islamic studies, feminist theory, and contemporary spirituality. Candidates will have areas of competence or specialization enabling them to teach some combination of the following classes: Philosophy of Science, Introduction to Philosophy and Religion, and a course in Gender, Race and Class, with preference given to candidates able to teach all three.
Job responsibilities will include:
- Teaching 6 courses and 2 seminars in Philosophy and Religion Qualifications:
- Ph.D. in Philosophy is preferred; terminal degree in a relevant field considered
- A track record of successful classroom teaching at the university level
As part of your initial application, please submit:
- A cover letter that describes your interests, values, and practices as a scholar and teacher
- Current CV including academic, teaching, and professional experience
- Writing sample
- The names and contact information of at least three references
- We will ask for letters of reference and a teaching portfolio for short-listed candidates only.
Application review will begin on April 30, 2023 and continue until filled.
United States of America (Exempt)
WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. It seeks individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity, collaboration, inclusion, problem solving, innovation, high performance, and change making. It is committed to maintaining a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination.
To apply, visit: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Visiting-Assistant-Professor---Philosophy-and-Religion_R0002397
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